Playing the Ukulele

The ukulele is commonly associated with music from Hawaii where the name roughly translates as “jumping flea”, perhaps because of the movement of the player’s fingers. Legend attributes it to the nickname of the Englishman Edward William Purvis, one of King Kalākaua’s officers, because of his small size, fidgety manner, and playing expertise.

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    • The Ukulele Podcast We’re a talk show devoted to the Happiest Instrument on Earth: the ukulele! Come join us for insightful conversations about the ukulele, lots of laughter, and much more! Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancelthumb_up+1

      Ep. 103: I’m Wearing Pants - OokTown - The Ukulele Podcast

      Guests: Bernadette Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown With the new school year right around the corner, what better way to kickstart your education than a podcast with the YouTube sensation and ukulele teacher Bernadette from Bernadette Teaches Music. Hear her incredible story of teaching school in a small town in  California, to getting ukuleles into the classroom in Okinawa, Japan, and then coming back home to the states to conquer the Internet. You won’t want to miss this, coming up next... on the OokTown Podcast. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ooktown Make a donation: https://donorbox.org/info-ooktown-com-ooktown-podcast-donations Subscribe on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ooktown-the-ukulele-podcast/id436722774 OokTown YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRWKuVjsJKQUHYXaXXfmGtA Links: - Bernadette Ukulele Youtube Challenge: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHF88ovEEPETzNtEUbgGBuw - Bernadette's 30 day Uke Challenge: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJFa3EaocfZmF5B_jvdBTahGVWftWFbq7 - Bernadette's website: http://www.bernadetteteachesmusic.com/ - Terry Carter's website: https://www.ukelikethepros.com/about - OokTown Podcast with Terry Carter: https://ooktown.com/2019-shows/ep-83-i-know-a-lot-of-baroque-guitarists - 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: https://www.franklincovey.com/the-7-habits/ - The Lion Sleeps Tonight collab: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhF1WF4mzAM&ab_channel=BernadetteTeachesMusic - Profesor de Ukelele: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4ENpynZWp9lSzhwMtUoRiA - Ukulele Teacher (John Atkins): https://www.youtube.com/user/theukuleleteacher - Denver Uke Community: https://www.den-uke.com/ - Fear is the Mind Killer...: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJsYKhEV6o0 - The Pandemic Pluckers group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pandemicpluckers/ - Okinawa: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okinawa_Island - Two Hits and a Miss: https://www.facebook.com/TH1Miss/ - Bernadette's Signature Uke: https://www.amazon.com/Bernadettes-Signature-Bougainvillea-EUC-MAD-XB/dp/B08NPGM9CX - El Centro: https://www.google.com/maps/place/El+Centro,+CA/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x80d75f9c2642bbbd:0xcb0448b8249ffdaf?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwip8eibhf_xAhUMCc0KHTj3C3AQ8gEwJnoECGYQAQ - Bougainvillea Plant Care: https://www.joyusgarden.com/bougainvillea-plant-care/ - Bernadette Flight Uke: https://flightmusic.com/product/flight-tus31-sakura/ - Stuart Yoshida Yesterday: https://youtu.be/xOfVgEO8HVs
      1. Ep. 103: I’m Wearing Pants
      2. Ep. 102: un-Hawaiian-ization
    • UKE BOX The All Ukulele Radio Show UKE BOX is the all-ukulele radio show and music podcast. Each week, there's a new all-ukulele playlist on a theme or a spotlight on a ukulele artist. UKE BOX is all ukulele all the time; Wednesdays at 5pm on Trent Radio 92.7FM in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada with host Lester Alfonso (and co-host Georgia May.). Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      While My Ukulele Gently Weeps - UKE BOX

      UKE BOX 2 — While My Ukulele Gently Weeps (original broadcast date: September 26, 2012) The Beatles on ukulele featuring Jake Shimabukuro, Paul McCartney, paxukulele, George Harrison, Greg Hawkes with many more and including live performances! PLAYLIST While My Guitar Gently Weeps by Jake Shimabukuro Girl by Jillianfosho Eleanor Rigby by greghawkesmusic Lucy in the...Read More
      1. While My Ukulele Gently Weeps
      2. Champions of the Ukulele
    • Abe's Ukulele Podcast This is a podcast for players and teachers of the ukulele to improve their skills at doing those things. I cover all sorts of things that I think are interesting and helpful on my journey to become a better uke teacher/player. Sometimes I'll be interviewing great teachers and players, other times I'll just be sharing insights and tips that can help you become a better musician. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      E46 Roy and Kathy Sakuma - Abe's Ukulele Podcast

      Roy and Kathy Sakuma Note: This episode was recorded before the main event of Ukulele Festival Hawaii held on July 18th, 2021. Hey there again everyone! I had the incredible honor to hang out virtually with Roy and Kathy Sakuma before the Ukulele Festival Hawaii and talk about the festival and everything that goes into it. Festival website https://www.ukulelefesthawaii.org Ukulele Festival Hawaii on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/RoySakumaProductions Craig and Sarah’s website http://craigandsarah.com Intro and outro music is by Blue Dot Sessions You can support the podcast through the tip jar. Or by Buying Me A Coffee Find out more at http://ukepodcast.com Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/abes-ukulele-podcast/2e797442-e779-461d-90aa-0a5331a0f952
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    • The Ukulele Review Podcast Podcast by Andrew Kitakis. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel
      20.3 New Ukes by Andrew Kitakis
      1. 20.3 New Ukes
      2. 20.2 Hapa Ukulele
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